The Language of Flowers
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Macmillan, 2011, [First UK Edition], ISBN 9780230752580, decorated end-papers, dictionary of flowers at back, hardcover, dust-jacket
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions or markings, dust-jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing to edges and corners (see photographs)
"The Victorian language of flowers was used to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it has been more useful in communication feelings like grief, mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings."